Park-Adjacent Park Slope One-Bedroom With Private Patio Wants $749K

Park-Adjacent Park Slope One-Bedroom With Private Patio Wants $749K Photos: Vistabee for Nick Arnold/Courtesy of Compass Prewar and modern details merge in the largest apartment of a ten-unit co-op. Welcome back to the Six-Digit Club, where we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tip line. Price: $749,000 Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn Montgomery Place, a single block between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West,…

Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Reopening

Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Reopening A restaurant on Madison Avenue serves drinks to customers seated at sidewalk tables as the city moves into phase two reopening. | Cindy Ord/Getty Images Here’s what you need to know in New York City New York City, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., has entered its second phase of a four part reopening to tentatively restart the city’s economy. Since late March, New York has been all…

New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board vote, explained

New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board vote, explained Max Touhey All your pressing questions about this year’s Rent Guidelines Board decision, answered. On June 17, the Rent Guidelines Board voted to freeze rents for the city’s nearly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments. The RGB voted to approve a rent freeze for one-year leases, and for two-year leases, a rent freeze on the first year and a 1 percent increase on the second. The RGB vote happened against the backdrop of the…

Manhattan Apartment Deals Plummet 80 Percent in May

Manhattan Apartment Deals Plummet 80 Percent in May Alexander Spatari/Getty Images Newly signed contracts nosedived in the borough last month. TikTok tours, FaceTime sessions, and a ton of photos have filled in for in-person showings in New York during the city’s lockdown. But there’s no substitute for physically seeing a space, and it’s that lack of on-site visits that has taken its toll on the city’s real-estate industry. Perhaps the biggest hit was to buyers signing contracts for Manhattan apartments,…

Nearly 1 Million NYC Rent-Stabilized Apartments Get Rent Freeze

Nearly 1 Million NYC Rent-Stabilized Apartments Get Rent Freeze Travelwild/Shutterstock.com After three years of increases, the city’s Rent Guidelines Board voted to approve a rent freeze for one-year leases. Nearly 1 million of the city’s rent-stabilized apartments will get a rent freeze as New York grapples with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which left millions in the country unemployed and unable to make ends meet. On Wednesday night, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted to approve a rent freeze…

How community fridges are fixing a broken food system

How community fridges are fixing a broken food system Located at 133 Van Buren Street, the Bed-Stuy community fridge offers free food anyone can access 24 hours a day. | Adela Wagner; adelawagner.com Across the city, community fridges are tackling hyperlocal food insecurity In early February, Thadeaus Umpster found a free refrigerator on Craigslist. He intended to use the glass-door fridge, the kind you might find in a supermarket, to store donations for the weekly food share he helps run…

Homeless New Yorkers in Shelters Face Higher Coronavirus Death Rate

Homeless New Yorkers in Shelters Face Higher Coronavirus Death Rate People in line to register for shelter at the New York Rescue Mission during the coronavirus pandemic. | John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx Thousands of New Yorkers sleeping in shelters face a disproportionately high mortality rate during the pandemic, according to a Coalition for the Homeless report. Helena Hill, a 56-year-old New Yorker, was living in a College Point, Queens, homeless shelter when the pandemic hit. She had been staying there since…

In Prospect Park South, a Six-Bedroom Colonial Revival With Backyard Asks $3.5M

In Prospect Park South, a Six-Bedroom Colonial Revival With Backyard Asks $3.5M Photos: DDreps for AK in the BK, Courtesy of Compass Combining classic details with a modern kitchen and spacious backyard. PRICE: $3,459,000 LOCATION: Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Back in 1979, the Landmarks Preservation Commission described the Prospect Park South Historic District as “a quiet and refreshing turn-of-the-century enclave” within Flatbush. Today, that description remains very much accurate: The suburblike area is filled with rows of Colonial Revival, neo-Georgian,…

What $1 Billion of the NYPD’s Budget Could Do for Housing

What $1 Billion of the NYPD’s Budget Could Do for Housing Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Investing in NYCHA and permanent affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers are just some of the suggestions. As New Yorkers protested against racism and police brutality over the past few weeks, the NYPD was caught on video clashing with demonstrators several times: shoving a 20-year-old woman against the pavement, hitting individuals with batons, and driving into a crowd with an SUV. Meanwhile,…

Riverdale Estate With Veranda and Views of the Hudson River Wants $5M

Riverdale Estate With Veranda and Views of the Hudson River Wants $5M Photos: Allyson Lubow/Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate The 10,000-square-foot home preserves its old-world aesthetic. LOCATION: Riverdale, the Bronx — Conceived in the mid-19th century by a group of wealthy businessmen as a “suburban summer community,” Riverdale feels more like a quaint locale upstate than a part of the five boroughs. The neighborhood on the northwest side of the Bronx is filled with houses of the Colonial Revival,…